Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Paid Summer Internships -- Outreach Program for Women

Paid summer internships - Outreach Program for Women
March 27 - May 1
Internship dates: June 17 - September 23
Stipend: $5,000 (USD)
Skilled women will get to work on interesting projects, build their professional networks, and learn from experienced mentors from all over the world.

Participants will work remotely from home alongside the guidance of an assigned mentor to assist with community projects. The program is open to all women who are available for full-time employment. Assignments are not limited to coding projects -- internships can include graphic design, documentation, and marketing projects.

Applicants will need to get in touch with individual open source projects ahead of time to decide which project they are interested in working on and make a small contribution to the project.

Friday, 22 March 2013

ISOC Canada Chapter launch

 Internet Society of Canada Information Session and Sign-up
The Internet Society is a global cause-driven organization which is dedicated to ensuring that the Internet stays open, transparent and defined by you. It’s free to join!
We are the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development. More than simply advancing technology, we work to ensure the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world.
Monday, April 15, 3 p.m.CIGI Campus Auditorium67 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontario
Evan Leibovitch Co-founder & Interim President, Internet Society Canadian Chapter
Glenn McKnight Co-founder & Interim Vice President, Internet Society Canadian Chapter
Don’t miss a lecture by the Chair of the ICANN Board Steve Crocker
Tuesday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. CIGI Campus Auditorium.
Register here to attend the live lecture or watch the webcast.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Fields Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the FIELDS UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM to be held at the Fields Institute from July 2- August 23, 2013. Please see the link below for more information: 3/

Undergraduate student survey


My name is Dr. Schmader, and I'm a professor at the University of British Columbia. Our research team is interested in studying undergraduate students’ experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Your participation in this survey will help our research team evaluate an online educational system for undergraduate students in STEM fields. We're looking for volunteers to complete an online survey that should take approximately 25 minutes of your time.

In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a drawing with the potential of winning a $50 gift card for You will have a 1 in 20 chance of winning a gift certificate.

To participate, please click on the link at the bottom of this post.

Thank you for your time!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Microsoft 2013 College Puzzle Challenge

Solve some puzzles, score sweet prizes.

Not bad for a Saturday.

It’s Microsoft’s 2013 College Puzzle Challenge! On campuses across the U.S. and Canada, teams work together to solve the puzzles, follow the clues, and piece it together. 

This year, we’re excited to be coming to WATERLOO, the only Canadian university!

Join us on Saturday, April 13 on campus. Field a team for a day of fun puzzles and free food. Plus you all could score something awesome.

Register now

Grab a spot before they’re all gone!

Questions? Find out more at or contact us at

Like us on Facebook for the latest info on the event.  See you on April 13!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Research Workshop for Women in CS at Carnegie Mellon University

My name is Jing and I did my undergrad and master's degrees at Queen's and UBC respectively.  I want to let you know about a research workshop that we're organizing at Carnegie Mellon University for women in computer science. It's a great opportunity to work with the top-notch faculty and graduate students here and gain exposure to research at one of the world's premier institutions for computer science.  The $50 registration fee covers meals and accommodation, so all you have to do is get yourself here! Details are below:

Call for Participation in OurCS 2013-- a 3 day research-focused workshop for undergraduate women in CS

October 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
$50 Registration includes 3 nights hotel and all meals!

The workshop will give undergraduate women opportunities to:
--Meet others who share their curiosity and interest in computer science
--Work in a small team led by faculty or industry researcher
--Tackle research problems hands-on
--Learn about life in graduate school
--Present a poster:  great for first-timers!

Application Now Open until April 15th. 2013! See web site for details:

In case you think Pittsburgh is really far away, you might be surprised!

Distances from Canadian Cities to CMU/Pittsburgh!

***Kingston***        777 km  | 8 hour drive   |   2.5 hour flight
***Toronto***         516 km  | 5 hour drive   |   1.5 hour flight
***Montreal***        974 km  | 10 hour drive |   2.5 hour flight
***Waterloo***       534 km  | 5.5 hour drive |   1.5 hour flight
***London***          589 km  | 6 hour drive   |     2 hour flight
***Vancouver***     4280 km |-----------------|  6.5 hour flight
***Edmonton***      3390 km |-----------------|  5.5 hour flight
***Halifax***          2030 km |-----------------|  4.5 hour flight

I would be happy to answer any questions.  Please email me at

Jing Xiang
PhD Candidate
Dept. Machine Learning
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, 15 March 2013

Job with TD Securities (Senior Quantitative Analyst)


POSITION:                Senior Quantitative Analyst

REPORTS TO:            Jie Chen
HIRING CONTACT:  Tania Dacre-Ord
LEVEL:                         9
COST CENTRE:          9486                          

LOCATION:              Toronto, ON

The Front Office Quantitative Engineering and Development (QED) team, provides trading floor quantitative and technical support, mainly through the development of pricing models and hedging tools based on the C++ programming language via an Excel interface.  The group covers business lines in equity, foreign exchange, commodity, credit and interest rate-related securities.


TD Securities provides a wide range of capital market products and services to corporate, government, and institutional clients who choose us for our knowledge, innovation, and experience in the following key areas of finance: Investment and Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Interest Rate, Currency, Derivative and Structured Products. TD Securities works with clients around the world, and our services include the underwriting and distribution of new debt and equity issues, providing advice on strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and executing daily trading and investment needs.

Qualitative, quantitative and social skills are important. A strong command of written and spoken English is required, as well as demonstrable expertise in the following areas:
·       Modeling and pricing of equity, FX, commodity, interest rate or credit derivatives
·       Strong knowledge of programming using C++ (C# and Visual Basic experience desirable)
·       Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheet-based analysis
·       Some experience with Bloomberg, Reuters, Murex and Calypso systems preferable
·       Good team player with excellent mathematical, verbal and written communication skills.

Key Accountabilities/Responsibilities 
The specific tasks will include, but are not limited to, the following:
·       Designing and implementing quantitative models within equity, FX, commodity, interest rate or credit derivatives to support the needs of TD Securities globally
·       Developing C++ quant analytics library across all asset classes  
·       Support the trading desks and their activities on a daily basis
·       Performing literature research to ensure that models are current and conform to market standards
·       Fully documenting all newly developed software.

·       Graduate degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Physics
·       0-3 years work experience in derivatives modelling and pricing with exposure to one or more of: equity, FX, commodity, interest rate or credit derivatives.

Please submit CV to

TD Securities, as part of TD Bank Group, values and is committed to, diversity in its workforce.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

New MindSumo Challenge

Dear Computer Science Students,

Below is a link to a new challenge from MindSumo <>. If you haven’t seen the site yet, MindSumo gives students an opportunity to apply the skills they’re learning in school in order to prove themselves as job candidates, win cash prizes, and build a portfolio.

This challenge from Lookout Security <> asks students to design an efficient and secure mobile messaging system and offers over $550 in prizes.

Probationary Tenure Track Assistant Professor position

Dalhousie University has a probationary tenure track assistant professor position available. The advertisement can be found at

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Volunteer at WICS Campus Day!

We are looking for female CS students to volunteer at our Women in Computer Science (WICS) Campus Day, which is happening on Saturday, March 23 from 9am – 5pm.

What is WICS Campus Day? 

Women in Computer Science (WICS) Campus Day is an invitation only event that invites our top female high school applicants to visit Waterloo. They will participate in a full day of activities to learn more about CS and meet other females in the program.

What will I do as a volunteer? 

As a volunteer, you will speak with our future students about your Waterloo experience and answer questions they may have about the program. This is a great opportunity to promote more female involvement in CS!

How do I sign up? 

Please contact Florence Chan ( for more information and sign up.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Tech Opportunities with the D. E. Shaw group

There are some financial firms where technology doesn't take a back seat.

Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a highly successful investment and technology development firm with an international reputation. Students with strong technical backgrounds are often drawn to our approach, which combines insights from quantitative fields, software development, and finance. We offer a stimulating work environment and colleagues from the best science and engineering programs in the world. Our team includes Putnam Fellows, International Math Olympiad medalists, patent holders, and hundreds of people passionate about CS, EE, physics, and math.

The work environment at the firm is incredibly stimulating and enriching, but surprisingly casual for the financial industry. Our culture doesn't fit the typical corporate mold: though we're competitive people, we're not competitive with each other; you'll see more jeans than suits in our offices; and we value the academic environment that allows us to continually learn from our colleagues.

Interested students should apply directly online:

We look forward to hearing from you, and best of luck with your studies.

Kind regards,

Human Capital | Recruiting
The D. E. Shaw group

Job opportunity at new start-up

A newly formed technology startup is looking for exceptional graduating students who are seeking the startup adventure.

You will join a team of highly skilled engineers building truly unique technology. The team has build successful technology companies in the past and has very strong engineering culture. The technology is in stealth mode for now but the team will be happy to explain the application.

If you possess at least one of the skills below we would be happy to talk further:
  • Strong Java coding skills and some experience with databases (sql or other). You love open source projects and you have contributed to at least one
  • You love front end development html/javascript and related toolkits. You have build front end sites before and you have some work to showcase to us.
  • Have build an android or IOS app.
The opportunity is great because the company is in its early stages and you can really be one of the engineers touching and affecting a lot of things. The compensation and equity packages for the right person are superb. If you love building things, love hard work and wish to be a part of a strong team and a unique journey this is an opportunity you should consider.

Send me an email ( or and I will be happy to make the introductions.

Software Engineer and Software QA Engineer positions (full-time and internship)

Are you an exceptional coder? Prefer to work on cool new concepts rather than me-too websites? Enjoy working with world-class engineers? Come join Room 77, where you can make a big impact as an early employee at this fast-paced startup.

Room 77 ( ) is building the world's best hotel search engine, featuring room-level information that cannot be found anywhere else. Combining state-of-the-art search technology with the latest developments in 3D rendering, we're building innovative products to perform fast meta search and compute virtual views out of each hotel room.

Quick facts:
  • Founded in 2009; currently ~28 employees
  • Fully funded (Series C) by leading VCs and Expedia
  • Based in Silicon Valley (downtown Mountain View, California, two blocks from Caltrain station)
  • Winner of multiple awards, including "Best Startup" at 2011 Launch conference and "Audience Favorite" at Web 2.0 Startup Expo

We're looking for software engineers who are smart and can roll up their sleeves to get things done. We don't care what programming language you've used before or what operating system you're familiar with, but we need people with demonstrated passion for programming and problem solving, as well as a hands-on attitude and hacker mentality. Our technology stack is primarily C++ / Javascript / Python / PHP / MySQL / MongoDB, running on AWS.

We're also looking for software QA engineers who are passionate about software product quality and have great attention to detail. You will be working alongside software engineers to test product features, identify and track problems and help improve overall product quality across web and mobile platforms.

We'll offer you:
  • Generous cash / equity package
  • Flexible work environment alongside a team of very talented people from around the globe
  • Hands-on experience with building a successful startup
  • Travel agent ID card for industry-insider discounts at many hotels and theme parks
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • A fun place to work!

Join us and be part of the next revolution that will change how people travel.

Both full-time and internship candidates are welcome.

Apply online:

Friday, 8 March 2013

Postdoctoral position at the University of Waterloo

Postdoctoral position in smart meter data analytics at the University of Waterloo

The Information Systems and Software for Energy research group at the University of Waterloo ( is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the smart meter data analytics project.  The goal of the project is to develop algorithms and tools to analyze data from electric, gas and water meters, which can be used by businesses and individuals to decrease resource usage and save money.  Example functionalities include demand forecasting, computing consumption profiles, and identifying outliers and suspicious events.

The position is funded by the IBM Canada Research & Development Centre for one year, with an option of renewal for an additional year.  Salary will be determined by IBM Canada based on qualifications and experience.

Required qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Statistics or a related field, obtained within the last five years; strong publication record; experience in programming, database systems, data mining, and time series modelling.

To apply, please send your CV and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Lukasz Golab at  Please include “Postdoc application” in the title of your e-mail.

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Telefonica Research openings

The Telefonica Digital Research group was created in 2006 and follows an open research model in collaboration with Universities and other research institutions, promoting the dissemination of scientific results both through publications in top-tier peer-reviewed international journals and conferences and technology transfer. Our multi-disciplinary and international team comprises more than 20 full time researchers, holding PhD degrees in various disciplines of computer science and electrical engineering.

We are seeking candidates for Researcher/PostDoc/Intern positions to strengthen and complement our efforts in the areas we currently work on:
- Distributed systems and networking
- Human-computer interaction
- Mobile computing
- Multimedia analysis
- Speech processing
- Recommender systems
- User modeling and machine learning
- Security and privacy

The salaries we offer are competitive and will depend upon the candidate's experience. We also offer great benefits and a stimulating and friendly working atmosphere in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Barcelona (Spain).

You can find more information about the group here:

To apply for a position at Telefonica Research Barcelona, please send an e-mail with your cv and research statement to:<>

Applications submitted by March 10, 2013 will receive full consideration, although we will continue to accept applications after this date until all positions are filled up.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Recruiting session

Work in Mobile Recruiting and Info Session

March 4, 2013
5-7pm, DC1301